Episode 52 So Long And Thanks For All The Votes
This week your host Dave Bledsoe heads out into the flyover and takes long hard look at what has happened to rural white people, and why they are being disrespected by the Republican Establishment. Hint: It’s Orange, Loud and Dangerous. Jumping off from a scathing article in the National Review we talk about how white people were fucked over by the Republicans (OK and the Democrats) with only a tiny touch of schadenfreude. From the decline of manufacturing jobs, to the failing public education system in poor rural communities and the cost of college education there is reason why poor white people are pissed off. Along the way we get into some Latin with President Josiah Bartlett, discuss the merits of Toto songs with Gavin and realize when it comes to being angry, poor and White, it takes one to know one.
Our intro clip this week is Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles, our exit music is from the movie Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and of course, we mourn the end of Rubio campaign with Boyz II Men.
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